Sometimes I’ll be circling and circling around an idea and I just can’t quite figure out the logistics of it. That was this project. I’ve been wanting to do a big floral wall forever and just couldn’t sort out how to make it easy. So that anybody could do it. So I was just talking out loud trying to figure it out in the studio one day and Ryan had his back to me, working, and he just said out loud, “pegboard.” And I yelled “YES!” and kissed him on the cheek and accidentally smacked him around a little bit because I was so pumped. So long story short, you can thank Ryan for the super-simple DIY floral photo backdrop.
- florals and greenery (we used an assortment from Flower Muse, which got delivered to our door and were SO gorgeous)
- floral wire
- wire cutters
- light boxes or firm foam, about 3-4″ thick
- removable glue dots
Make Time: 90 Minutes
Step 1: Prep your pegboard. We purchased ours at Home Depot in a 4′ x 8′ sheet and cut off 2′ from the height, leaving us with a backdrop that was 4′ wide and 6′ high. But you could leave it super tall and it would be awesome! If you don’t have a saw, you can usually get wood cut at Home Depot if you do some sweet talking.
Step 2: To keep it from bowing when you lean it against the wall, use glue dots to adhere your small boxes or foam. We used two empty pencil boxes, placed about halfway up the pegboard on either side.
Step 3: Start attaching your florals and greenery. Start in an upper corner and create your edges. If the stems don’t fit through the holes, use a piece of floral wire to trap the stem against the pegboard and slip it through the holes, twisting together once or twice in the back.
Step 4: Keep attaching florals and greenery. I recommend creating most of an outline first with larger leaves and florals, then filling in as you go. Large leaves like these monstera leaves make great borders. If your flower stems are small enough to fit into the holes, just trim the stem to about 3 inches and insert into your pegboard.
Step 5: As you work, step back frequently to check for empty spots and overall composition.
Step 6: Fill it all in and you’re done! Snap some photos to document your pretty floral wall.
Isn’t this gorgeous?! I think it would be SO pretty at a bridal or baby shower for photographs, or behind a gift or dessert table. And after you’re done, you can pull out the florals and put them into small vases to reuse them for a few more days. I love projects that do double duty. (I also love testing out photo backdrops on my babies. Evidence below.) xoxo